Steal The Look: Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel When it comes to Jessica Biel, all we seem to hear lately is speculation about whether or not she and Justin Timberlake are over, still together, “complicated,” etc. In the midst of all this obsession with her personal life, I feel like her awesome style doesn’t get enough credit.

In a recent interview, JB said that while glam gowns and makeup are fun for the red carpet, her true, go-to style is casual and laid-back. And hey, more power to her, since she’s always comfortable and still manages to look like a million bucks.

The outfit in this photo is exactly that–comfy and fabulous. Denim shorts, which are quickly reclaiming the title of must-have summer staple, are great with simple basics like solid-colored tanks and sleeveless open cardigans. Together, the look is half structured and half what I call “loosey-goosey”–that’s StealThisDress speak for loose and flowy.

Knee-high suede boots in a muted color instantly take this casual look up a notch. If it’s already too hot for boots even at night time where you live, complete this look with a suede sandal. And to make it appropriate for nighttime, heeled sandals and a clutch are a great choice.

Basic V-Neck Cami ($3.80, Forever21) Open Slub Knit Cardigan ($14.80, Forever21)
Heavy Stitch Frayed Short ($19.50, Wet Seal) Miss Me Women's Pisa-1 Boot ($49.95, DSW)

Basic V-Neck Cami ($3.80, Forever21)

Heavy Stitch Frayed Short ($19.50, Wet Seal)

Open Slub Knit Cardigan ($14.80, Forever21)

Miss Me Women’s Pisa-1 Boot ($49.95, DSW)

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 5

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 5

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“Best Of Inexpensive Style” List

IMG_1069As promised in our 1st year anniversary post, check out my favorite places for scoring the best deals on clothing, shoes and accessories, as well as the particular items to look out for at each:

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Forever 21: designer-inspired clothing, great heels, amazing jewelry for under $10

Item 2Overstock.com: fantastic deals on jewelry and shoes

Item 3Papaya Clothing: great for both casual and dressy clothes that have a ‘youthful,’ sassy feel

Item 4A’gaci: another top destination for designer-inspired items

Item 5H&M: great prices on basics such as t-shirts, tanks, tights and sweaters from .

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Item 6Charlotte Russe: beautiful dresses and other “going out wear”

Item 7Zara: beautiful, quality suits at reasonable prices and an awesome casual section, GORGEOUS shoes!

Item 8DSW: huge selection of shoes at discounted prices, check out also their handbag section

Item 9Zappos: shoes in every style and color you can imagine–not an exaggeration, also some fab deals on designer handbags from previous seasons

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Keep these in mind as you’re shopping or planning where you want to buy a certain outfit–chances are good that you’ll find yourself looking fabulous while spending less.

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Sandals with Stones and Jewels

As more and more stores begin displaying their spring and summer shoe inventory, I’m seeing an increasing number of earth-tone sandals that are adorned with stones, jewels, medallions and beads. I guess this is 2010’s answer to last  year’s hardware trend. I’m loving it–it’s like jewelry for your feet!

Blowfish Life Gladiator Sandal ($39.95, DSW) Steve Madden 'Spaced' Sandal ($79, www.piperlime.com) REPORT 'Calla' Sandal ($59.95, Nordstrom)

Blowfish Life Gladiator Sandal ($39.95, DSW)

Steve Madden ‘Spaced’ Sandal ($79, www.piperlime.com)

REPORT ‘Calla’ Sandal ($59.95, Nordstrom)

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Twilight’s Ashley Greene: Who Knew Vampires Could Look So Good?

Ashley GreeneI’ve realized that one pop-culture phenomenon that we’ve never mentioned on StealThisDress! is Twilight. I watched the first movie and really liked it. But I’m definitely not one of those obsessed fans. When I read on Perez about how the cast was once again mobbed by hysterical teenyboppers or the latest speculation about the romance between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, I usually zone out. The one Twilight star that I do love, though, is Ashley Greene.

A combination of white, cream and champagne tones is a beautiful choices for brunettes or ladies with a darker complexion. There is something undeniably angelic about this combination. If you choose to wear these colors, you gotta accessorize your outfit with gold jewelry. That’s just an unwritten law, in my opinion. If you want to literally glow, this is the color palette you should be working with.

As for Ashley Greene, talk about stunning natural beauty! I really hope she gets more screen-time in the rest of the Twilight series.

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Trixxi One Shoulder Dress ($68, Nordstrom)

Lakey Peeptoe Pump ($39.98, Aldo) Lulu Townsend Gathered Satin Clutch ($26.95, DSW) Hesson Earrings, Gold ($10, Aldo)


Trixxi One Shoulder Dress ($68, Nordstrom)

Lakey Peeptoe Pump ($39.98, Aldo)

Lulu Townsend Gathered Satin Clutch ($26.95, DSW)

Hesson Earrings, Gold ($10, Aldo)

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 5

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Inspired by…Halle Berry

Halle Berry is also at the top of my “Stylish Celebs” list. Everything she wears is simple and never over the top–and it looks fantastic. When is the last time you remember her being on any “Worst Dressed List”? Right? Just gorgeous.

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Shimmer & Sequins Tube Dress ($24.80, Forever21) Trista Leatherette Jacket ($49.80, Forever21) Madison Cara Satchel ($40.80, eBags)
 S396  Sunglasses ($34, Steve Madden) Ethnic Trim Scarf ($7.50, A'Gaci) Zigi Soho Patrice Beaded Sandal ($49.95, DSW)

Shimmer & Sequins Tube Dress ($24.80, Forever21)

Trista Leatherette Jacket ($49.80, Forever21)

Madison Cara Satchel ($40.80, eBags)

S396  Sunglasses ($34, Steve Madden)

Ethnic Trim Scarf ($7.50, A’Gaci)

Zigi Soho Patrice Beaded Sandal ($49.95, DSW)

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Wear Blue, Make a Splash for the Oceans

“Wear Blue for Oceans” day is coming up on January 13th. Ocean conservation is a cause that I’m very passionate about. When is to comes to protecting the environment, I feel that many people tend to overlook the ocean. To get us thinking more about the importance of protecting our oceans, from now until Wear Blue for Oceans I’d like to regularly feature blue clothing and accessories that can help show your support for this cause AND make a major fashion statement. To get us started, I picked a few blue accessories which will add a brilliant dash of color to your outfit.

Two Lips Idol Jeweled Sandal ($59.95, DSW)

BP. Open Weave Scarf ($16, Nordstrom)

Poppie Jones Turnlock Wristlet ($16.95, DSW)

Two Lips Idol Jeweled Sandal ($59.95, DSW)

BP. Open Weave Scarf ($16, Nordstrom)

Poppie Jones Turnlock Wristlet ($16.95, DSW)

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Ankle Cuff Shoes

SM Luxe Fiona Suede Ankle Cuff Pump ($69.95, DSW) Isaac Suede Ankle Cuff Wedge ($24.50, A'Gaci)

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Carolina Herrera Look: Rocking the Color of Royalty

Carolina Herrera Fall 2009 Ready-to-wear collection

Carolina Herrera Fall 2009 Ready-to-wear collection, Photo: Marcio Madeira

I love purple. It doesn’t surprise me at all that it used to be considered the color of royalty in the old world.

Looking through pictures of Carolina Herrera’s fall 2009 ready-to-wear show, my favorite outfit was, hands down, the one pictured here. How gorgeous is that shade of purple? I think that this is a perfect outfit for a holiday party, maybe even with a sleeveless dress as pictured below.

Wear the dress with black footed tights and jeweled flats if you want to channel the look that went down the runway at the Carolina Herrera show. If you want to give it your own twist, try jeweled pumps, closed or peep toe.

For your handbag, choose a clutch or shoulder bag in a different shade of purple for that “different yet harmonious” look. Keep the jewelry to a minimum since this look already contains plenty of jewels.

Goddess Chiffon Dress ($29.80, Forever21) UO Opaque Tights ($12, Urban Outfitters)

Lulu Townsend Sequined Satin Clutch ($29.95, DSW)

Jessica Simpson Shoes Dereck Pumps ($89, Jessica Simpson) Zigi Soho Cinda Jeweled Suede Flat ($44.95, DSW)

Goddess Chiffon Dress ($29.80, Forever21)

UO Opaque Tights ($12, Urban Outfitters)

Lulu Townsend Sequined Satin Clutch ($29.95, DSW)

Jessica Simpson Shoes Dereck Pumps ($89, Jessica Simpson)

Zigi Soho Cinda Jeweled Suede Flat ($44.95, DSW)

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

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Fall Bags That Caught Our Attention

Baghaus, DSW and Express are having some great fall sales right now. It’s the perfect opportunity to snatch a studded tote for daytime or a delicate satin clutch for the evening.

Melie Bianco Sophia Studded Satchel ($81, www.baghaus.com) Ruched Satin Fold-Over Clutch ($20.65, Express)
Lulu Townsend Rosette Satin Clutch ($29.95, DSW) Nila Anthony Verona Quilted Bag ($49.95, www.baghaus.com)

Melie Bianco Sophia Studded Satchel ($81, www.baghaus.com)

Ruched Satin Fold-Over Clutch ($20.65, Express)

Lulu Townsend Rosette Satin Clutch ($29.95, DSW)

Nila Anthony Verona Quilted Bag ($49.95, www.baghaus.com)

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Ruffled Flats For Those Few Remaining Warm Days

Women's Mossimo Valda Ruffle Flats ($24.99, Target)

Report Ilana Ruffled Leather Flat ($49.95, DSW)

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